Sneak Peek At Idina Menzel And Nia Long In Lifetime’s ‘Beaches’ Remake

You’ll want to keep a full box of tissues handy when watching Lifetime’s upcoming remake of “Beaches”, but you’ll probably want to keep a few aside while the just-released first trailer of the reboot of the iconic tearjerker.

Starring Idina Menzel (“Frozen”) and Nia Long (“The Best Man”), this updated version of “Beaches” chronicles the lifelong friendship between two women (played by Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey in the 1988 film), which takes a tragic turn when one of them is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

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In addition to serving up highlights from the made-for-TV movie, the trailer also debuts Menzel’s version of “Wind Beneath My Wings”, which became a huge hit for Midler when it was released on the film’s soundtrack.

Although the movie won’t premiere until Saturday, Jan. 21, “Beaches” has already received the seal of approval from one of its former stars, with Midler tweeting: “Can’t wait to see Idina Menzel as CC in Lifetime’s ‘Beaches’! DON’T TELL ME THE ENDING!”

 

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